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Pygmalion and Three Other Plays (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
by Bernard Shaw and John A. Bertolini


Overview - &&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RPygmalion and Three Other Plays&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RGeorge Bernard Shaw&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&R&&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras.  Read more...

 
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Overview
&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RPygmalion and Three Other Plays&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RGeorge Bernard Shaw&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&R&&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
    New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RHailed as "a Tolstoy with jokes" by one critic, &&LB&&RGeorge Bernard Shaw&&L/B&&R was the most significant British playwright since the seventeenth century. &&LI&&RPygmalion&&L/I&&R persists as his best-loved play, one made into both a classic film--which won Shaw an Academy Award for best screenplay--and the perennially popular musical &&LI&&RMy Fair Lady&&L/I&&R. &&L/P&&R&&LP&&R&&LI&&RPygmalion&&L/I&&R follows the adventures of phonetics professor Henry Higgins as he attempts to transform cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a refined lady. The scene in which Eliza appears in high society with the correct accent but no notion of polite conversation is considered one of the funniest in English drama. Like most of Shaw's work, &&LI&&RPygmalion&&L/I&&R wins over audiences with wit, a taut morality, and an innate understanding of human relationships. &&LP&&RThis volume also includes &&LI&&RMajor Barbara&&L/I&&R, which attacks both capitalism and charitable organizations, &&LI&&RThe Doctor's Dilemma&&L/I&&R, a keen-eyed examination of medical morals and malpractice, and &&LI&&RHeartbreak House&&L/I&&R, which exposes the spiritual bankruptcy of the generation responsible for the bloodshed of World War I.&&L/P&&R&&LP&&R&&LB&&RJohn A. Bertolini&&L/B&&R is Ellis Professor of the Liberal Arts at Middlebury College, where he teaches dramatic literature, Shakespeare, and film. He has written &&LI&&RThe Playwrighting Self of Bernard Shaw&&L/I&&R and articles on Hitchcock, and British and American dramatists. Bertolini also wrote the introduction and notes to the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Shaw's &&LI&&RMan and Superman and Three Other Plays&&L/I&&R.&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781593080785
  • ISBN-10: 1593080786
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
  • Publish Date: March 2004
  • Page Count: 704
  • Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.24 x 1.83 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.27 pounds

Series: Barnes & Noble Classics

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